Lois Lowry and World Essay

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The Giver, a book written by Lois Lowry takes place in a seemingly perfect world where the main character Jonas lives in. It is a perfect world, without any hunger or overpopulation or violence, but when he's assigned the unique job of Receiver of Memories he begins to understand many things that have been sacrificed for his perfect world, such as love, choice, independence and adventure. Jonas and the previous Receiver of Memories, known as The Giver, make a plan that will return the world to a more loving, but also more dangerous place. However Jonas’s world seems perfect, but when you realize all of the experiences and emotions they have given up, your view of world start to crumble. I would never be content to live in this world because of the many joyful things I would have to give up.
In today’s world we have many important parts of our life. If it's so important, you have to enjoy it, and to enjoy it, you have to choose it yourself. In Jonas world they can’t have their own chooses. For example, they don’t get to choose their job by themselves. The jobs choose by the committee of elders. In the giver they also can’t choose their wife or husband. If you want a one, you need to give the committee an application and wait until they think you are ready to have a wife or husband. That means you don’t get to choose a person that you love to be in the rest of your life. Don’t you think it’s horrible? Jonas said in the giver “I want to wake up in the morning and decide…